Orientation Team

Makayla Horn

Makayla Horn - Junior

   Accounting and Management Information Systems Double Major with a Business Analytics Concentration
   Champaign, Illinois
   The High School of Saint Thomas More
   Activities Council of Bradley University (ACBU), Catholic Braves, Bradley Information Technology Students, Student Admissions Representative (STAR)
   When you come to Bradley, there are countless opportunities to meet new people. By getting involved in various clubs and actively participating in classes, I have formed great relationships with friends, classmates, and professors, and if you take the time to visit professors’ office hours, get involved in a couple of organizations, and say “hi” to the person sitting next to you in class, you will too!



Cooper Wilt

Cooper Wilt - Junior

   Management and Leadership Major with a Minor in Marketing
   Knoxville, Illinois
   Knoxville High School
   Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Women in Business, Global Scholars
    It is important to remember to take care of your mental and physical health at Bradley. Whether it’s going on a walk with friends around campus, relaxing and listening to music, or exercising in the Markin Center, self-care is SO important. Carve out time in your schedule for small activities that focus on your mental and physical health, I promise it will help you to be a better student overall.



Audrey Stoewer

Audrey Stoewer - Senior

   Chemistry and Secondary Education Major
   Normal, Illinois
   Normal Community West High School
   Activities Council of Bradley University (ACBU), America Reads, Tutoring, Bradley Student Education Association (BSEA)
   One of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned here at Bradley is that it’s okay to need support, and people want to help you. As you meet new people, join new clubs, and begin new classes, you’ll have a lot of questions. Step out of your comfort zone and ask for help when you need it; I promise that you won’t be alone!



Alenna Martin Del Campo

Alenna Martin Del Campo - Sophomore

   Biomedical Science Major with a Pre-Med Concentration, with a Minor in Spanish
   Oswego, Illinois
   Oswego High School
   Activities Council of Bradley University (ACBU), Epsilon Sigma Alpha Service Sorority, The Body Project, Office of Diversity and Inclusion (Diversity in STEM)
   Bradley is a family, not just a university. When you are a Brave there is always someone there to support and help you when you need it, whether it be academically or socially. I first started the fall semester not knowing anyone or anything about the area. Now I have made some of my lifelong friends and have the most amazing support system I could ask for! In time, if you put yourself out there, even a little, you will see what I mean by the “Bradley Family”!



Alissa Sutton

Alissa Sutton - Junior

   Management and Leadership Major with a Minor in Organizational Communication
   Petersburg, Illinois
   PORTA High School
   Greek Life, BU Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
   Making mistakes is a normal part of life, in fact, it is imperative to your success! Throughout your college career, you will experience moments of failure and that’s okay! At Bradley, the support you receive is endless, so don’t be discouraged when you make a mistake. Instead, create an action plan with your advisor, the Academic Success Center, classmates, etc., and you will flourish!



Kyree Richardson

Kyree Richardson - Junior

   Computer Science Major
   Chicago Mathematics and Science Academy
   PORTA High School
   Office of Diversity and Inculsion, Bradley University Esports and Gaming, Residential Living Staff
   Do you not like carrying a wallet of ten different cards? At Bradley, you really only need one — your Bradley ID Quickcard. I like using my Bradley ID card for everything, including quickcash! I always use Bradley quickcash for my laundry and printing. No more quarters! If you’re ever feeling hungry, you can always use it for a tasty meal on campus and at some of our local restaurants. If hunger strikes in the wee hours of the night … you can’t go wrong with McDonald’s!



Yanisha Nance

Yanisha Nance - Sophomore

   Communication Major with a Public Relations and Advertising Concentration, with a Minor in Retail Merchandising
   St. Louis, Missouri
   Granite City Senior High School
   Activities Council of Bradley University (ACBU), Bravettes
   You can only succeed as much as you allow yourself to. When you are confused or struggling, ask for help. The professors at Bradley want you to succeed in their classes and beyond, which is why they are always willing to help students after class, during their office hours, and/or by appointment outside of their office hours! Bradley has a variety of resources, so take advantage of every opportunity to learn and grow from your experience here.



Warren Thielbar

Warren Thielbar - Junior

   Accounting Major
   Pekin, Illinois
   Pekin Community High School
   College is the next big step in life and can be stressful but it’s important to be yourself! I was worried about this step and didn’t know if I was ready or if I could make any friends. That said, being yourself, even if you are a wrestling fan as I am, can help you find your friend groups, which can lead to other opportunities, which can lead to … I think you get it! It can be as simple as saying hello to a fellow nervous classmate in your EHS 120 class or joining a club you’re interested in. Just take a deep breath and believe in yourself. The Bradley community will accept you, even if you are a wrestling fan like I am!



Lynnae Williams

Lynnae Williams - Senior

   Psychology and Sociology Double Major
   Hazel Crest, Illinois
   Thornwood High School
   Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc, National Pan-Hellenic Council, NAACP, Black Student Alliance, Psychology Club
   Grades are important, but from the time you get here until the time you leave, don’t be afraid to get involved! Bradley has over 200 student organizations so there is a little something for everyone. This is a great way to meet other people and make connections that may benefit you in the future. You should want to have fun in college and getting involved gives you something to look forward to, so what are you waiting for?!?!



Brigette McCormick

Brigette McCormick - Sophomore

   Social Work and Psychology Double Major
   Belleville, IL
   O’Fallon Township High School
   SERVE, Climbing Club, Adventure Club, United Student Advocates
   If you find yourself wanting to participate in volunteering or simply getting out into the Peoria community, then you’re in luck! Whether it be once a month or multiple times a week, Bradley offers a lot of opportunities to make an impact on the community both virtually and in-person. I’d be happy to chat with you about these, otherwise, I challenge you to find an organization you’re passionate about and give some time to it!



Ben Reitmeier

Ben Reitmeier - Junior

   History and Political Science Double Major
   St. Joseph, IL
   St. Joseph-Ogden High School
   Red Sea, Pre Law Club, Activities Council of Bradley University (ACBU), Residential Living, Honors Program
   Bradley University has a lot of hidden secrets that not a lot of people notice at first glance. From the pathways that allow you to get to class quicker to the battle ropes on the second floor of Markin, every day can become your own version of National Treasure. Make it your job to try to learn something new every day about Bradley that you think is a hidden gem!